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KYSITE Fall Meeting Register - RSVP
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Highway Capacity Manual Workshop
Member Profile #7 - Rebecca Franke
Rebuilding America
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Hello again!  

Welcome to September -- we have a fitting tribute if you click on the image to the bottom / right.   
Neil Diamond
Neil Diamond -
September Morn

This newsletter features: 
  • KYSITE Fall Meeting Registration
  • Another Highway Capacity Manual Workshop Reminder
  • Member Profile #7 (another young member!)  
  • Small Article about Rebuilding America

The PTOE Review Course was completed on Monday -- we hope to have a summary to you later this month.


College Football starts tonight.  Best of luck to each of your respective teams.


Finally, thanks for Rebecca Franke and Billy Garrison for their contributions this week!


As always, contact us at anytime!      


- KYSITE Officers

KYSITE Fall Meeting - Details!


The KYSITE Fall Technical Meeting is on Thursday  September 22, 2011.  The "theme" is Managing
Capacity.  Presentations will include:


-Harrodsburg Rd Double Crossover Diamond (from a project, lessons learned, and signal re-timing perspective)


-Adaptive Traffic Control Systems (different systems and a case study of South Limestone Street in Lexington, KY)


The meeting will be held at the University Club in Louisville, Kentucky.  The meeting will begin at 8:30 with breakfast and end at 12:00 PM.  Other things to note include:


-3.0 credit hours

-$25 member / $30 non-member


For more details, visit this link on our website.  This link also contains information about paying for the meeting via PayPal if you wish to pay ahead of time.


VERY IMPORTANT! Please RVSP by September 16, 2011 at


Also, please note that there will be a short Local Arrangements Committee meeting following the fall meeting over lunch to discuss the status of the upcoming 2012 SDITE / GLDITE Annual Meeting in Lexington!


Looking forward to seeing everyone soon! 


Spread the Word!

We've been getting some positive feedback on ourSpread Word newsletter as of late.  While we don't want it to go to our heads, we do want to share this newsletter to those that might be interested.  If you have a colleague / friend that might be interested in this, please send it along!  You can use the 'forward email' link at the bottom to make it easy on yourself.


Thanks for your assitance!

2010 Highway Capacity Manual Workshop Reminder

A one-day 2010 Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) WorkshopHCM 2010 will be held on October 12 in Cincinnati, OH.  Please note that KYSITE is not hosting this workshop; however, we thought there might be some of our members that would be interested in such a workshop.

The workshop will provide an overview and technical information on the 2010 HCM to be published this year. Special attention will be given to those procedures that will change most, including Signalized Intersections, Urban Streets, Roundabouts and Freeway Weaving. The Highway Capacity Software (HCS 2010) will be previewed to demonstrate the new features being implemented in the 2010 version. The cost of the workshop is $150 and certificates will be distributed to document 6 PDHs.


You can read more about the training course content and register online at:

Please contact McTrans with any questions at 1-800-226-1013 or


Our seventh member profile is another one of our new members.  Rebecca Franke is helping out with our Facebook page and compiling member profiles for the newsletter, so be on the lookout for her!  


Place of Work: University of Kentucky / Kentucky Transportation Center


Title: Full-time Student / Undergraduate Researcher


Degree(s): pending BSCE (Dec 2011) / University of Kentucky


Place of Birth: Frankfort, KY


Family: Dad (David) and Mom (Lori); 2 Younger Brothers (Joel and Aaron); Cat (Sully)


1. What do you do day-to-day?:

I live a typical busy student's life: attending classes, assisting with research in the KTC, doing homework, and studying.  My days also consist of various club meetings and working at the rock wall in UK's gym.


2. What are your technical interests?:

Planning, Multimodal, Safety


3. What are your hobbies?:

Rock climbing / Knitting / Traveling / Singing


4. Favorites:

Color: Green

Movie: Pride and Prejudice

Music: Switchfoot


5. Five Quick Questions:

A. Coke or Pepsi: Coke

B. Dogs or Cats: Cats

C. Telephone or Email: Email (or text)

D. Pen or Pencil: Pencil

E. Cats or Cards: Cats


7. Other Information:

I'm a third generation engineer. My brothers are also studying engineering, but I'm the first female!  I'll be graduating this December with hopes to start grad school the following August.  I don't have set plans for the eight months in between though, so if anyone needs an intern this coming spring or summer -- there's one right here! : )




Rebuilding America 

Our goal is try to keep this newsletter informative and fun.hardhat  We try to avoid politics as much as possible. Therefore, please don't view this small article as a political statement.  Instead, consider it as another reminder of the challenges ahead that we all face and the potential impacts on our industry whether or not additional funding is provided in the future.




      In the Next Edition... 
Coming Soon 

- More announcements!

- Another Member Profile

Thanks for your continued support of KYSITE!  

2011 KYSITE Board; and

Scott Walker, Editor